Paul Bloom

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St. George,

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  • PhD (Cognitive Psychology), MIT
  • BA (Psychology), McGill

Paul Bloom of the Department of Psychology is cross-appointed in the St. George Department of Philosophy and the Graduate Department. He studies how children and adults make sense of the world, with special focus on pleasure, morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and, along with scientific publications, writes for popular outlets such as the New York Times and the New Yorker. He is the author of six books, including, most recently, The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning (Ecco, 2021).

For more information, please visit his personal website.

Research Interests:

Psychology, Child Development